Status: 06.08.2022 8:30 p.m

    Borussia Dortmund has under his new old coach Edin Terzic won the first hot duel of the new season against Bayern Leverkusen on Saturday evening (08/06/22). BVB defeated the Werkself 1-0.

    Marco Reus gave Dortmund the lead in the tenth. Even if Bayer celebrated twice in vain: It was the goal of the day in the Westfalenstadion, which was filled with more than 80,000 spectators.

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    Adeyemi prepares leadership – and has to go down

    The game was fiercely contested from the start, at least one of the players involved went down in almost every duel, FIFA referee Dr. Felix Brych had his hands full. However, there were no rough or unfair fouls – but two players had to leave the field early on. On the Leverkusen side, Robert Andrich had to leave the field (13′), a little later Karim Adeyemi was unable to continue after a challenge for the hosts (23′).

    At this point, Dortmund had already taken the lead – mainly on the initiative of Karim Adeyemi. After a pass from Yousoufa Moukoko, the Germany U-21 international took a powerful shot from the inside right. Lukáš Hrádecký in the visitors’ box saved the low shot, but the ball tumbled down the goal line. Marco Reus switched the fastest and poked the ball into the net.

    Bayer significantly stronger after the break

    After the break, Gerardo Seoane’s team was more focused and determined. The guest fans immediately had the goal scream on their lips when Exquiel Palacios accommodated a rebound in Gregor Kobel’s goal (53′). But the shooter was just offside when Patrik Schick shot on goal. Shortly before that, Hrádecký had brilliantly kept Leverkusen in the game against Hazard.

    Borussia had long since lost their superiority from the first section at this point. The guests pressed for the equaliser, but Schick failed twice at BVB keeper Kobel (64th/69th). Leverkusen really wanted the draw, but Dortmund defended their narrow lead with skill and fortune.

    In stoppage time, goalie Hrádecký saw a red card according to video evidence because he picked up the ball with his hands from outside the 16-metre box in front of the onrushing Thorgan Hazard. Edmund Tapsoba had to go into the box as a substitute, but Reus was unable to score the free kick due.

    Dortmund travels to Freiburg on the second matchday on Friday (08/12/2022), Leverkusen plays against Augsburg on Saturday.

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